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and requests from southern, from people requesting significance. russia says it needs russian language speakers all across ukraine if it feels tear interests are threatened. of course, russia has this is a risk of the ukrainian military. russia has tens of thousands of troops positioned in key areas on the other side of the border in western russia. at any moment, should they give them the moment to invade, they could do that. at the moment no such order has been given. the kremlin is saying they don't know what to do. they're trying to assess what their next move will be. there has been a conversation between john kerry and his counterparts here. he is calling on secretary of state kerry to do everything to do to stop that military infiltration in western ukraine. >> thanks very much. all right, back in this country hollywood has the oscars. tonight the washington correspondence dinner. plus, flight 370 will look different. what that will likely involve in this next phase next. [ hypnotist ] you are feeling satisfied . o a u.s. military tells the bluefin drone looking for flight 370 will be us
of statements coming out of russiaed too. what's the latest we are hearing. >> they have subject the kremlin has been sharply critical, condemning the violence in eastern and southern ukraine. vladmir putin is sending his condolences to the 40 people who died in the southern ukrainian city of odessa in which the building in which they were taking renew jersey and protesting inside was burned down. so a huge tragedy there. it's been greeted with a lot of anger by the pro-russian groups inside ukraine and by the kremlin here as well. also the kremlin saying they're receiving thousands of requests for help from southern and eastern ukraine. that's interesting and important. the russians have said all along, they reserve the right to intervene militarily, if they believe russian interests speakers are at risk. so there is a growing concern that russia could use the army. it's got position to cross the border from you kra into intervene and take areas, further areas of ukraine if it chooses to do so. at the moment, no such order has been given, there has been a telephone conversation between the russ
. fredricka. >> nick paton-walsh, thanks so much. this violence comes a few weeks after ukraine and russia and western countries reached a peace deal. now russia says the deal is dead. the spokes man for vladimir putin said the military movement is the last nail in the coffin. matthew chance is joining us from moscow. matthew, it is hard to tell what putin is doing to use the violence to push the deal out the window. what is happening here? >> reporter: actually, within the past few minutes, a statement issued by the foreign ministry which lavrov, the foreign minister said, look, the geneva agreement is the best way of deescalating the situation in eastern ukraine. a phone conversation with kerry and lavrov. he called on the united states to use everything within its power to get the authorities to end the military operations in eastern ukraine. this comes after the terrible deaths that took place in odessa. nearly 40 people killed. pro-russian supporters in a government building inside and torched by a pro-kiev supporters. that is not gone down well. the kremlin condemned the action. the
. max im, good morning to you. odessa has been pro-russia, why are things coming to a head now? is this in response to conflicts elsewhere or have things always been this tense? >> what we see now is two hot spots in ukraine. eastern ukraine with an anti-terrorist operation that is being pursued in the east with an active battle going on on the outskirts of slovyansk. of course, top attention right now is on odessa, with that horrific day yesterday when we saw the deadly clashes. the death toll continues to climb, and right now we know of 46 dead. but a lot of injured people are still being treated in hospitals. >> max im, you mentioned the active battle happening in odessa and the conflicts. where is the conflict headed and what message does it send to other areas of ukraine. >> i think right now russia is trying actively to pursue the scenario to stablilize the situation in eastern ukraine. despite the public talks and statements from russian foreign minister or officials. what we have on the ground is that rush job operators are working there and the main goal is to get the
the standoff between the country's military and pro-russia activists has taken an even more violent turn in recent weeks. the interior minister says it's offensive to drive out what it calls terrorists from slovyansk. on friday, at least nine people were killed, including the pilots of two helicopters shot down by pro-russia separatists. the violence has spread to the southern port city of odessa as well. you're seeing some of the images into us from there. activists who support the government in kiev slashed with pro-russia supporters. a fire at a trade union building, that's what you're looking at now, killed at least 31 people. and we have these new developments into cnn. a team of military observers from the organization for security and cooperation in europe, the osce, they've been held captive in eastern ukraine for more than a week. well, there are reports now that they have been freed. pro-russia separatists accuse them of being nato spies. senior international correspondent nick paton walsh is near slovyansk. he joins us on the phone now and can speak to us. nick, tell us, what'
threatening new sanctions if russia interferes with ukraine's election on may 25th. >> the next step is going to be a broad sectoral regime. >> what does it mean? michelle kosinski is at the white house tonight. there is going to be sanctions if russia invades. now sanctions if they interfere with the elections. how significant is that rhetorical change? >> we were really surprised by that, because we had been hearing the same thing for weeks and weekses. and there has been pressure from members of congress. there has been pressure from the press as well asking, well, this is only going to happen if russia full-on invades ukraine. haven't they essentially invaded part of ukraine? questions like that. and then today the administration said. this it was like oh, wow, did i hear that correctly? that there is going to be a lesser benchmark, if you will, for imposing those more sweeping sanctions. and the question wasn't really asked today, and the president didn't really explain why that timing had changed for these sanctions. but obviously, events have necessitated that they change the plan. and
russia today and that trigger is the continued destabilization inside ukraine to the point that it would impede crucial elections in ukraine set for may 25th, about three weeks from now. and as the u.s. sets this new red line, the u.s. and russia are moving further apart in their views of the situation. the u.s. is blaming russia. russia blaming the u.s. today you have the president saying that clearly russia must be involved and they must be peaceful if they have missiles to shoot down helicopters. meanwhile, russia's ambassador to the u.n. accusing the u.s. of orchestrating the violence. he made the point that every time a u.s. official visits kiev, that the violence on the ground increases. you also have western officials taking a more darkly humorous look at the events tweeting ukrainian helicopters shot down in slovyansk, some elderly ladies must have bought rpgs at the grocery store, i assume. this is dark humor. they have a way to push back against the russian propaganda and it's really enflaming the ground and it's to support the paramilitaries and we're seeing the effects right
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point for the next round of sanctions against russia for this crisis ongoing in ukraine. until now, president obama has set the bar at a russian invasion for ukraine here. but after meeting today with german chancellor angela merkel, he moved it up a tad because the president here is hanging on to a possibility of a diplomatic resolution. and angela merkel agreed with that. although he punctuated that with a very big "but" today. president obama speaking at a news conference with the german chancellor a little more than an hour ago. >> but as angela merkel said, if, in fact, we see the disruptions and destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanctions. and the consultations have been taking place over the course of the last several weeks about what exactly those would look like and would apply to a range of sectors. the goal is not to punish russia, the goal is to give them an incentive to choose the better course, and that is to resolve these issues diplomatically. and i
with the german chancellor angela merkel. the u.s. is warning of tougher sanctions against russia over ukraine. the president saying the preference is a diplomatic solution but if that doesn't happen the next step is more sanctions. he says he understands the concerns of some european countries but he's confident the u.s. and the european union will stand together. >> the goal is not to punish russia. the goal is to give them an incentive to choose the better course. and that is to resolve these issues diplomatically. and i think we are united on that front. within europe, within the eu, i'm sure there has to be extensive consultations. you've got 28 countries and some are more vulnerable than others to potential russian retaliation. we have to take those into account. not every country is going to be in exactly the same place. what has been remarkable is the degree to which all countries agreed that russia's violated international law, violate ed territorial sovereignty of a country in europe and there has to be consequences for that. >> reports of helicopters being shut down and heavy gunfir
to the growing unrest. russia has warned any assault by ukrainian troops in the region would have caused catastrophic consequences there are several look at international stories making headlines around the world i'll see you back here next week. the seal hunt for some speed in check. after spending most of her life in figure skating and haven't been in this spotlight for the past few years korea's ice queen you know will take the ice once again for her retirement pay. open all the weekend on sunday she hosted a press event which included a look at the rehearsals their the twenty three year old was attacked he said that she wanted to make the ice show her best today and hope that it helps to heal the nation still grieving over the skeletal ferry accident the show continues on through tuesday. and they can agree is the first round is in the books for both the pga and lpga nice ornaments first if the wells fargo championship. i'm helping her around churches but the early lead at six under while phil mickelson and martin flores trailed by a stroke meanwhile over in texas for the north texa
for some time now and one of the most crucial items on the agenda, the crisis in the ukraine. >> for russia, they're saying all hope is lost for a diplomatic deal and calling for a meeting of the u.n. security counsel. that is scheduled for noon today. launched a counterassault to dislodge pro russian separatists. now, ukraine says it's holding four suspects. >> and there are hundreds of u.s. troops now deployed to certain countries in that region on stand by in poland. also, the baltics, so the u.s. is a key interest here and watchful eye on what's going on. let's duoto washington where wolf blitzer and the political team are waiting for this news conference. wolf? >> this is cnn breaking news. >> thanks very much. we are following very important news. we're standing by for a major news conference. we're looking at live pictures from the rose garden just outside the oval office. the president of the united states has been meeting inside with angela merkel. they're about to speak. the president will make an opening statement, followed by angela merkel, then they will open it up to questions
to discuss tougher sanctions against russia over issues with ukraine. chancellor merkel is viewed as a pivotal figure in the standoff. >>> and a rockford, ohio, teen gives his great-grandmother the gift of a lifetime. austin dennison took his great-grandmother delores to his senior prom because she never got to go when she was in high school. this is great home video. start crying now, savannah. the two slow dancing together while the others looked on. an incredible gesture there. the night started with dinner at bob evans, one of her favorite places to go eat. the two, get this, they were home by 9:00 p.m. >> that's my dream night right there. >> just what her father said. better be home by 9:00. >> what a sweetheart. i just love that. what a great young man. he should be applauded. >> good man. >> not to mention he probably won all the girls after that. total ploy for the girls. >> should we turn to carson for the weather. >> no problem. let's check out the weather. >> exactly. there he goes. >> i don't know where to go. >> we have al roker, he's at churchill downs in louisville
in russia as the trading prices rumbles on and at the age of rocks once more cocoa powder and radicals are suspected to be behind the nation's charter shake up the supper of the nigerian capital nineteen people have been killed as a car bomb just makes you happy the traffic streets. i welcome today's please update your own food think adds to the ukrainian ministry helicopters had been shot dead during an assault near the rebel held town of the pm this friday to get the cars is confirmed two pilots died. it's the first major operation against progress in the sense that seized government building in a dozen cities across the eastern ukraine. bean pot the kremlin has an answer represents to the president who has been traveling to the eastern ukraine for negotiations. a spokesman on the stinky assault saying is that killed off the east west to beat the court. thompson has more on events. manning barricades on the outskirts of some don't. this all ukrainian national forces launched an operation to retake the eastern town from for russia medicines interior minister on some of the cult paste
for allies to remain united against russia's defiance of the west. but when the two leaders hold a news conference in two hours we're told the very first question will shift the spotlight to benghazi. and the deadly terror attack on the u.s. consulate there 19 months ago. it's firing up republicans once again who are outraged by a newly surfaced e-mail from the state department just two months before the presidential election those e-mails suggest that the violence be portrayed as spontaneous and not terrorism that could be blamed on failed policies. cnn's jim acosta has more for you. >> reporter: new e-mails revealed this week by the conservative work judicial watch have sparked republican charges once again of a white house cover-up for what happened at the deadly attack on the u.s u.n benghazi in 2012. >> it's disturbing that documents like these were hidden by the obama administration from congress and the public alike. >> reporter: republicans point to this e-mail used to prep then u.n. ambassador susan rice. >> the best information that we have -- >> reporter: who said in a round
a firsthand account of what's happening in ukraine. >> they are not taking orders from russia. they are not taking orders from ukraine. these are local people with uniforms and guns and they are doing things on their own. so when a deal is struck with ukraine and russia, it has no impact on the ground here. these residents are saying nobody is negotiating with us. so we are just protecting our own state. >> these photos were captured moments before she and her colleagues were detained and blindfolded by pro-russian separatists. lyall plans to stay and continue covering the crisis. >>> time now 6:10. a southern california wildfire burns over 1500 acres. coming up at 6:30, how mother nature is helping firefighters contain the flames. >> okay, everyone! here's a clue for you this morning. what is big and white and looks like it could be in a george lucas movie? "where's roberta?" as the news continues right here on kpix 5. >> sounds like me on a hot day at the beach. we are looking at some big changes coming our way. some heat relief is in sight. we'll talk about that coming up.
's happening here isn't -- they are not taking orders from russia. they are not taking orders from ukraine. these are local residents with uniforms and guns and they are doing things on their own. so when a deal is struck with ukraine and russia, it has no impact on the ground here. these residents are saying, nobody is negotiating with us so we are just protecting our own state. >> well, you tweeted shortly after your release, taken hostage by self-defense forces. what are self-defense forces? >> reporter: that's what they call themselves. they are the guys who are protecting [ indiscernible ] in the [ indiscernible ] region in this part of ukraine and they are the ones who have taken it upon themselves like some of the people in crimea to become the new patrolling force out here and what they say seems to go. >> and what is next for you, erin? are you coming home? are you going back to work? are you going to take a few days off? and where are you right now? >> reporter: we're back in donesk in our hotel. we'll talk about the next stems. we'll stay and cover the referendum in a couple of
. it should not be something that an outside nation dictates to ukraine and that is certainly what russia has demonstrated that it's trying to do. >> reporter: leaders in ukraine and the west are trying to avoid a repeat of what happened in crimea after the fall of pro-moscow president viktor yanukovych. voters there held a referendum in march, and decided to join russia. then, president vladimir putin annexed the republic. he's accused of sending in arms and agents to fuel the unrest so he could eventually send in troops under the pretense of protecting ethnic russians. putin and members of his administration have denied that again and again. he said in a statement that ukraine must withdraw all military units from the southeast, stop the violence, and immediately start a national dialogue that would involve all regions and all political forces. ukrainian soldiers have been manning checkpoints on the outskirts of the occupied area. but in the capital, they held an exercise to test the response to a threat on a government building. the head of the state guard said they performed a task well.
-to-air missiles were used. counteri ining russia claims th uprising was led by civilians. yesterday vladimir putin. hour after that ukraine's military draft was renewed. earlier this week ukraine's acting president said his security forces were helpless against the pro-russian insurgents. >> this morning the acting malaysian minister says he's sure the search for malaysian flight 370 is on the right track but yesterday he released a report on the disappearance. it documented the confusion on the jet's location. susan mcginnis is in washington with the details. good morning, susan. >> good morning, wendy. there was a press conference this morning where they talked about their long-term plan for finding this plane. the malaysian defense minister came out and now he says that the search could take 8 to 12 months, but that he is confident they will find the plane. nearly eight weeks into the search for missing malaysia airlines flight 370, officials from malaysia, australia, and france are vowing to press ahead to find the plane. >> i'm quietly confident that we are on the right track. >> while the ae
they will discuss more economic sanctions on russia but at some point the real question is whether tightening the screws on a major trading partner ceases to be in the interest of the german government. >> joe, a bit of a turn. another problem, really one that's plagued the administration for quite some time now. i want to get your take on. new criticism coming at the administration for their handling on the violence in benghazi, the deadly events in benghazi. this e-mail from ben rhodes that came out, is it really a smoking gun as is being described by republicans or is this just more -- is this politicking as this issue has become a bit of a political football ahead of the midterms? >> well, it's a question of optics, kate. also a question of putting the obama administration back on defense with house republicans exploiting those newly disclosed documents that suggests the white house may have misled the public about the attack in benghazi that killed a u.s. ambassador. this all had quieted down but now sort of brought back into the limelight after the non-profit group judicial watch uncove
obama hosts german chancellor angela merkel at the white house. tougher sanctions against russia could be on the table, all this happening as the violence in ukraine escalates dramatically overnight. cnn has been monitoring a large-scale military operation being launched by the ukrainian military, all while russian president vladimir putin is calling on kiev to withdraw its troops from southeast ukraine, withdraw its troops from its own country, if it wants to keep peace. let's get more on today's meeting between the president and angela merkel. senior white house correspondent jim acosta filed this report. >> reporter: john and christine, german chancellor angela merkel's visit to the white house comes at a critical time. both the u.s. and germany have tried to apply pressure on russia to try to de-escalate the crisis in ukraine, the u.s. taking the lead on sanctions, while chancellor merkel has tried to use her closer relationship with russian president vladimir putin to resolve the crisis, but it's not clear whether those closer ties are helping. in a phone conversation that the two
is down a third. in russia, the micex is down a third as well. china still close because of a two-day holiday. they'll be back on monday. the nikkei slipping down 0.2%. the hang seng up 0.5%. the s&p sx. just take a net on this, 38 treasury yields 3.42% at the moment. we got down to 3.39%. the ten-year has been down to two-month lows, 2.59 was the yield during the session yesterday. we're off those lows at the moment. but maybe a bit of a short squeeze going on in treasury markets. we'll talk about that during the show. on the currency markets, the dollar, cautious again ahead of nonfarm payroll. euro/dollar, 1.36 and dollar/yen 102.46. we keep our eyes on sterling, 1.69. up near a five-week peak. that's where we stand with currencies right now. meanwhile, let's bring you up to speed with the latest in ukraine. reports of casualties in eastern ukraine today after the country's military has launched a large operation to regain control of the town of slovyansk. sources say pro-russian separatists have strengthened their hold on donetsk after taking another government building. prime
russia separatists. we have nick payton walsh on the line now. he's north of slovavyansk. if you can give us what information you have, especially the death that's been confirmed. >> reporter: let me tell you what we've seen. to the north of slavyansk, it's a pro russian checkpoint. now in quite reasonable number though not particularly effectively, ukraine iian troop seem pretty well organized some of them and others say they're from the national guard who are traveling around. a military helicopter flying along that highway. we can hear in the distance what may have been two rocket propelled explosions. the interior minister of the ukraine says that nine check points around slavyansk have been taken. they have made statements in the past in and around slavyansk to be slightly exaggerated or inaccurate. we've seen a new phase around slavyansk. those on the ground say things have been come parativelily quiet this morning. in town they have heard some shooting. things were apparently quiet. there were also reports confirmed from the interior minister that a helicopter was being shot down a
this is nato allies, particularly those close to russia and ukraine, have requested a more robust nato presence including larger permanent deployments on their soil. these additional troops will come from u.s. forces already in europe. the british may also be contributing. this as it's becoming clearer inside ukraine that the government there is unable to police and control its own territory. as pro-russian militants expand their armed action across the eastern part of the country. in the scenes of escalating violence in eastern ukraine, this one is particularly sobering. the ukrainian riot police sent in to remove pro-russian militants from city of donestk were instead removed, themselves, chased away and later stripped of their shields, bat batons, even their bulletproof vests. the militants were left to bust down doors and shatter windows. pro-russian militants are steadily seizing control of communities a cross eastern ukraine. slavyansk is under control. as are police headquarters and city halls in ability oaeight o eastern towns and cities. ukrainian officials say they're powerless to sto
the military out there in the east might provide a pretext for russia to cross the border with it's own troops. that said, it is a powerful statement from the kiev administration, that it is not going to allow the east simply to slip away. >> what more do we know about the violence and controlling the violence in the east? >> well, it's been -- as i say, a public holiday, that has meant that people aren't at work, in the east it has given them ample opportunity, there have been peaceful protests. which has been previous hot bed of unrest, there was a large but peaceful protest today. but that said, there have been demonstrations which have effectively taking more billings in several cities up there in the east, and the biggest was in a place called dunat. the sheer numbers and the violence that they were prepared to use, overwhelmed those riot police, they were stripped of their riot shields and they protective equipment, they were marched rather embarrassingly through a gauntlet of protestor and is demonstrators are very clearly in control of several buildings now. >> very difficult situation
tried to give russia a chance, too. you said some encouraging things about putin early on in your term. >> i did? >> i know you came to change your view a bit. did you misjudge him early or were you just trying to open the door? >> i think he changed. of course presidents should open the door and give people a chance, except for the despicable tyrants. at that time it looked like he wanted to work with the west. my first conversation i had with him, we were discussing soviet era debt that saddled the russian federation. he was opening dialogue. then the price of oil went up. and vladimir putin changed. he became, you know, he began to suspend the press. not suspend, eliminate the independent press. >> you think it was tied to the money coming in. >> i think it changed his attitude. i think it emboldened him to follow an instinct that is pretty much zero sum, you know? i win, you lose, and vice versa. i tried to convince him, i'm sure the president has, that we both should win. by both nations doing well, our people do well. it seems like vladimir putin takes a different attitude about
into what caused the ferry to sink. >>> the crisis in ukraine had more russia -- has made russia more of an enemy than a partner, according to the number two official at the nato. video shows pro-russian militant attacking riot police and storming a prosecutor's office in a town in eastern ukraine. meantime, police and volunteers set up road blocks outside another town trying to stop pro-russian militants from entering. ukrainian officials say some militants are actually elite russian soldiers. today row, held its first may day parade in red square since vladimir putin gave out some hero of labor awards originally created by joe -- joseph stalin. >> internet giants are eyeing an important court case that might be in the hands of the u.s. supreme court. the outcome of this case could change the rules the next time you leave any kind of a comment on a web site. >> plus, why you might want to reconsider your next visit to the nail salon. jeff... hey, scott! top of the mornin' to you, sir. this is no time for lollygaggin', lad. but we love lollygaggin'. we do. but it's a battlefield out t
a loan package for kiev, to help ukraine get back on its feet and withstand pressure from russia. i spoke to christine lagarde about all of this earlier today. >> let's talk about ukraine, the imf has taken this step of approving the $17 billion for two years of loans. 3 billion immediately distributed made available to ukraine. how will this help the kiev government? i think it will help them significantly. number one, there were clearly in need of urgent help financially, number two it will support them in their determination to reform the economy with the imf support, but also with -- we hope international support coming from other sources such as other international financial institutions and hopefully other countries as well that will rally to help and support the ukrainian authorities the economic situation. >> at the same time, there are other challenge is military and they now acknowledge they lost control of two key provinces in eastern ukraine. as long as they lose control of eastern ukraine, effective control and that is the industrial base, how can their economy ever really re
. angela merkel will talk about the possibilities of sanctions with russia. >> in pakistan, the taliban has frequently targeted girls a schools in the north. more than 400 schools have been destroyed by that group. but since they have pushed the taliban out, more than 300 of them have been rebuilt. >> this footage captures the moment the taliban bombed the school. during the two years the armed group ruled the northern region, it destroyed more than 400 schools, many of them for girls. the reason the group said at the time was simple. the primary and secondary institutions were providing education that was too western, and non-islamic. today, the situation is very different. after the taliban was pushed out of the area by the military in 2009, more than 350 schools have been reconstructed with the help of foreign governments and international aid agencies. she's in the tenth grade. and she's happy to be back in the classroom. >> when the taliban was in control, they made us so afraid. i didn't go to school for two years. now they are gone, and we can get an education without fear. >> report
with the international monetary fund's christine lagarde. and $17 billion loan package. can will powers loosen russia's type grip around ukraine. >> hopefully other countries as well that will rally to help and support the ukrainian authorities restore the economic situation. >>> retrial, republican lawmakers reopen the benghazi files after a conservative watch dog group obtains a memo. why wasn't that memo included in the previous white house document dump? >> the military, the cia, the cia station chief, the state department, all of them, the facts, mr. chairman, the facts do not point to a video. that only comes from the white house. what was going on in the room, general? our people are under attack. there are people dying. what is the military doing? >> last words. 55 days after malaysia airlines flight 370 disappeared families are hearing for first time what could be the final transmissions from the
. >> still ahead, russia says the ukrainian army must leave the southeastern cities. we'll be live in moscow. >> venezuela announced a 30% pay hike on may day. we'll tell you why not everyone's happy about it. >> in brazil, despite recent criticism from a top olympic committee official, brass still says it will be ready for the olympics. >> russian penalty vladimir putin has tolding a america that the ukrainian army must quit the southeast of the country, the kremlin said that putin made the comment in a phone call at the german chancellor thursday. we are joined live from moscow. tough talk from putin there, even as ukraine detains the russian defense attache in key every, likely to exacerbate the situation even further. >> that's right. that detention comes, of course amid a war of words, but not only that, between ukraine and russia, but it wasn't only vladimir putin making demands in that phone call, chancellor merkel would like to see vladimir putin help to obtain the release of foreign monitors held by separatist forces in the east of ukraine. at the same time, russia's foreign ministe
control much of eastern ukraine. and if there's any doubt mr. putin wants to return russia to its cold war grandeur, take a look at what happened at red square today. 100,000 people gathered for a massive may day rally. we haven't seen anything like this since the communist soviet union dissolved. cnn's matthew chance was there. >> reporter: well, the russian authorities say this is not meant to be any kind of soviet revival, but for the first time since 1991, tens of thousands of russians are parading through red square to commemorate may day. now, officially, this has been organized by russia's unions. the people here are students. they're factory workers. they're doctors and teachers. but it comes amid a growing sense of national pride in russia, particularly in the face of international sanctions and the events in yeah crane. ukraine. >> translator: well, maybe the young generation doesn't have the same pride that existed in soviet times, but we're trying to rebuild our traditions. >> reporter: given the tensions between russia and the west at the moment, are you concerned that the cou
are police violence and united states military policies that first migration. >> if russia, a massive rally is landed in now's red square today, just like in the old days before the communist soviet union was dissolved in newspaper none. up to two million people could be on hand for the event and organized by russia lane unions loyal to the kremlin. it comes against a backdrop of patriotism mixed with row regulation in the wake of russia's annexation of ukraine's republic of crimea. >> we know how a teen stow away snuck on to the tarmac at san jose international airport three weeks after a federal security inspection much the perimeter. t.s.a. conducted a three month review of security measures at the airport and during a hearing yesterday, senator boxer questions the thoroughness and posted this exchange with the t.s.a. official on her youtube channel. >> you are looking for guarantee, that is not going to happen. >> i am looking for layered defense. >> which we have. >> it is not a guarantee 100 percent. >> did not happen this is serious business. >> i agree. >> i don't thing you are taki
at the ethnic minty that says the government limits their religion and culture. >> russia's military attache detained in kiev as a spy for moscow. the government is helpless against militias taking away government buildings. the military is on full alert for a possible russian invasion. we are in donetsk, eastern ukraine. what can you tell us about the expulsion of this military attache? >> we don't have much details except for what the interim government said in kiev, that he had gone beyond his mandate as a diplomat in this country and carried out duties that looked more like espionage rather than diplomacy. he has been expelled but no deadline given to leave the country. we don't knee if he is still here or actually left. nor have we heard comments from moscow. >> officials said they believe some of the militants in the east are being coordinated and funded by moscow he. are you seeing changes on the ground where you are in donetsk that would suggest a full scale invasion by russian forces is possible or imminent? >> well, the changes we're seeing on the ground are that more and more buil
tensions in ukraine threatening to come to a boil. russia's calling on kiev to halt militaryistic statements after ukraine's acting president declared his country's military was put on full combat readiness. ukraine's leader making a stunning acknowledgement wednesday saying pro-russian militants have taken control of much of the eastern chunk of ukraine. >>> in virginia, federal investigators are raising to find out what caused a train to jump its track in downtown lynchburg. several cars burst into flames. thousands of gallons of crude oil were dumped into the james river. clean-up crew rsz scrambling to contain the damage. some 50,000 gallons of oil are unaccounted for. thankfully no injuries were reported, but the incident has safety experts calling for greater oversight. >>> flight departures expected to be back to normal this morning. out west after a technical glitch for several airport toss ground the airplanes. f,aa sayses there was a malfunction at a radar center north of los angeles. it afri affected los angeles, phoenix, and salt lake city. no word of what it caused th
to the country's eastern border with russia. ukraine's acting president now says all his government can do is try to contain this violence, because in his words, police and security forces are helpless to stop it. senior international correspondent nick paton walsh is live for us this morning in slovyansk, ukraine. nick, the admission from the president seems to counter everything he's been saying for weeks about stopping these militants. >> reporter: well, to a degree, it's been admission of the reality on the ground that we've been seeing here. the ukrainian security forces have for over a week now said their anti-terror operation is under way here, but we've seen no real sign of it actually on the ground here, and the key question is do they actually have the will to complete what they've been set as a task? there's a checkpoint near where i'm standing, yesterday where for the second time in a week, ukrainian armored personnel carriers advanced in the morning but turned around with an exchange of fire. we don't know why. whether they were worried about casualties or perhaps a russian military
-russian separatists now essentially control who regions close to the eastern border with russia. ukraine's acting president now says all his government can do is try to contain the violence, because in his words, police and security forces are helpless to stop it. he says there's nothing they can do at this point. senior international correspondent nick paton walsh is live in slovyansk, ukraine. nick, i've got to say, this admission from the president makes it seem like a lot of the efforts going on, both by the united states and elsewhere at this point, are just completely futile. >> reporter: it's almost bizarre to hear the acting president of the country, ahead of the presidential elections, say there's nothing they can do to stop what's happening here in eastern ukraine, and i think there are perhaps two reasons behind that. one is to put blame on the security forces here, who he also in the same statement said weren't doing their job properly, were out of his control. that's effectively saying they've chosen to switch sides, perhaps, or are unwilling to shoot against some of the local reside
alert. >> translator: it's not a secret russia's still massing forces on the northern, eastern, southern border of ukrain and they are ready to invade our territory. >> reporter: in a shoaf support to ukrain and nervous u.s. allies in eastern europe, vice president biden announced the president will travel to poland in june. >> what russia needs to know, it cannot, and i believe they do know, have it both ways. if russia wants to benefit from the united states, it has to respect that order and abide by the rules. otherwise, it's going to face growing cost and growing isolation. >> reporter: still, the administration's response has so far underwhelmed republican lawmakers who introduced legislation today to send $100 million of direct military assi assistance to ukrain including anti-tank, anti-aircraft weapons and small arms and vastly expand current economic sanctions to include major banks, energy companies and arms suppliers in russia. >> we're not accusing the administration of doing nothing. we're saying nothing they are doing is in any way a break on putin's behavior and for us to
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's give you a little more of your headlines at this hour. we start with sanctions against russia. certainly not slowing the violence in ukraine. hundreds of rebels stormed the government buildings. separatists raised their flag. they fired on police. this aggression comes in the face of new sanctions from the u.s. and european union which don't seem to be slowing the russians down. >>> amanda knox fighting back against a new report by an italian appeals court explaining their conviction by blaming knox for fatally stabbing her british roommate over a fight about mon money. she says the new claims are unsupported by evidence or logic since her dna was not foundnd i meredith kurcher's room. she was convicted again when italy's highest court ordered new appeals trial. >>> minimum wage taking center stage today in washington. president obama fresh off his week long asia trip will push for an increase from $7.25 to $10.10. democrats appear to be making this an election year issue while conceding they probably don't have the votes. a long shot procedural vote is needed today. no republ
russia are doing nothing to stem the violence there. nick is live in ukraine this morning. nick, it really does seem the crisis there is escalating this morning. >> reporter: well, certainly. just this morning, a town that has been unrest, the police station being seized. the chairman of the opposition, the people's republic saying we will move against the people if police are not on our side. to the east of where i'm standing, important to understand the geography here. most of the unrest is happening. a lot of key buildings overtaken, well coordinating. the tv station, fighting near the police station, too. that is very much in the hands of protesters. it's important because it's between where i am and the russian border. a linked up geography of this heading toward russian territory. many wondering what happens next. reports we can't confirm with our own eyes. i spoke to a militant. he says ukraine is moving towards them last night. no signs of injuries at this point. a very tense moment on the ground here. despite ukrainian president saying the security forces in the east ar
invited under the vienna document, in which russia is a signatory and we're very hopeful that they will be released some time soon. >> do you blame just pro-russian demonstrators in eastern ukraine, ambassador, or do you blame russia itself? >> absolutely not. this is not something that is spontaneous or random. we've been very clear that there's strong evidence that this is a coordinated, kremlin coordinated, series of events, the takeover of the building in luhansk that we heard about a moment ago, i heard a journalist describe it as taking place with military efficiency. that's not an accident. the kremlin is coordinating this. this would not be happening without the kremlin's involvement. >> julia, what's your analysis? >> i think he's absolutely right, especially with what happened in kiev, which the russians are constantly asking us and inviting us to do, equating the movements in eastern ukraine, the pro-russian movements in eastern ukraine and what happened in kiev. it was guys with bats and shin guards. they didn't have this kind of weaponry, didn't have this kin
sanctions against russia, an investigation into corruption gets under way. the opulent home filled with suits of armor. there was a golf course on the outside. dozens of antique cars and a massive riverboat and more. >> reporter: when ukraine comes to terms with the troubled economy and asks where did all of the money go? here is part of the answer. the president's own vodka. >> today the u.s. attorney general will participate in a forum in britain to help identify, trace and recover proceeds of corruption stolen by the former ukrainian regime. an interesting exercise since the guy who used to live in that palace is now protected in russia. matthew chance joins us from washington. what are the russians saying about this? >> reporter: there's been no official reaction of course to this. you're right the ousted former president of ukraine does indeed live somewhere in the moscow region. you know what? i think many russians see this exercise, however valiant it is, as being something of double standards. yes, okay. it may be worthy to look for the stolen assets of this regime but will
characters and access to consume. the eye. they say its us wants fresh sanctions against russia for its actions in ukraine the masters including assets creases and hit the dance acts seven russian individuals and seventeen companies close to the kremlin cctv staff the customer has been following the developments and give this more details among the seven individuals named for asset freezes and travel bans. these folks these are igor section the president of brosnan the russian state oil company the chairman of rottnest was also a knight named annie got a leg up eleven c at the moment of the russian presidential envoy to crimea and dimitri cars after russian deputy prime minister now seventeen companies were also sanctioned i didn't fall into three categories of finance and infrastructure for russia's energy and transportation industries. at thirteen of the seventeen will also be denied us high tech exports. that could help build up the russian military and the americans announced this third count of sanctions us president barack obama has acknowledged that but now with the group will ge
that russia will not invade ukraine. a statement says russian defense minister sergei shoigu made the promises to his u.s. counterpart chuck hagel in a phone call. russian troops have recently carried out major exercises near ukraine's border. shoigu explained that the military presence is due to concerns about possible violence in eastern ukraine. he said ukrainian authorities could use force against unarmed civilians. leaders in the u.s. and the european union are urging president vladimir putin to halt what they call russian intervention in ukraine. white house spokesperson jay carney said russia has not failed to meet its commitments, but has escalated the crisis. russian diplomats had agreed in geneva this month to help de-escalate the tensions in eastern ukraine. carney also said the administration will apply sanctions to seven more russian officials, as well as 17 financial institutions and energy firms. leaders in europe added 15 names to their sanctions list. those targeted will face travel bans, and asset freezes. russian officials are criticizing the u.s. administration's decision.
is adding sanctions against 15 people no connection with russia's actions with ukraine. they include vladimir putin. russia is criticizing the move as well as sanctions from the u.s. they're vowing a painful response. the u.s. targeted seven officials. >>> today vice president biden will unveil a plan to combat the epidemic of sexual assaults on college campuses. it would require colleges to survey students for a better sense of how often assaults take place and provide a checklist for schools to re-examine sexual misconduct policies. the white house is launching a new website notalone.gov to publish enforcement data. those are your headlines at quarter past the hour. >>> let's take a break. when we come back on "new day," a piece of puzzle revealed for flight 370. the last radio communication between the cockpit and the control tower finally played to the families. we're going to get reactions this fr them and analysis from our team of experts. >>> nba just hours from announcing possibly repercussions for the l.a. clippers owner donald sterling. can his team be taken away from him?
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. the violence comes as the white house is lashing out at russia with those new economic sanctions targeting putin's inner circle of supporters. government officials and companies and one believed putin has personal investments in. but stopped short of hitting his personal wealth directly estimated in the tens of billions of dollars. its security people want most. man telling me we can't sleep at night because we don't know if russia will attack us tomorrow. muhammad lila, abc news, eastern ukraine. >>> president obama heading back to washington this morning from the philippines. before leaving he praised the men and women of the military who serve around the globe. there are more than 80,000 service members in the asia pacific region. on a trip to the large american military cemetery, the president honored american and filipino service members who fought side by side in the pacific in world war ii. >>> capitol police investigating death threats against senate majority leader harry reid. the threats are reportedly related to comments reid made about nevada rancher clive bun
with pro-russian protesters, blood shed happening as the u.s. announces new sanctions against russia. we're live on the ground with the very latest, next. >>> welcome back. we're following breaking news. more deadly tornadoes striking the south overnight. twisters on the ground in alabama, mississippi, tennessee, leaving at least 13 people dead, that on top of the 16 killed in arkansas, oklahoma and iowa. officials warn the death toll likely to rise as rescuers get a closer look at this extensive damage. stay with us for the very latest. more here on cnn. >> yeah, we'll stay on that all morning. >>> meanwhile, eastern ukraine closer to the breaking point after rallies in donetsk. they were set upon by separatists with clubs and whips, reportedly declaring this place is russia. this came just hours after the u.s. placed new sanctions against some of vladimir putin's closest allies in an effort to de-escalate the crisis, but moscow says this will only make things worse. senior international correspondent nick paton walsh live in slovyansk, ukraine, this morning. nick, give us a sense of th
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